BMI School Survey

BMI
As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. 

Our district has been selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. We will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups. The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.

If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year, please print the BMI Survey Form below return it by January 4, 2019 to your child's respective school.


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